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Editor’s Letter

Editor's Letter Upstairs, Downstairs (and In-Between)When Argentine biologist Otto Solbrig was interim DRCLAS faculty director many years ago, he commented more than once that ReVista did not feature enough photos of middle-class people.  I...

Invisible Commutes

English + Español
Belén García, a Colombian domestic worker, wakes up at five in the morning every day in her home in the chilly mountains of southeastern Bogotá. After taking a shower, she dresses in several...

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Eyes on COVID-19

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A Nation at a Crossroads

A Nation at a Crossroads

Winds of change, fueled as much by politics as by the pandemic, framed the rise, campaign and inauguration of Gabriel Boric, 36, who took office March 11 as the youngest president in Chile’s…

Notes on Filmmaking

Notes on Filmmaking

English + Português
When the pandemic was declared March 11, 2020, I was in the midst of releasing a film. I am a Brazilian filmmaker, and the film in question…

StudEnt Views

Afro-Latinidad as Self-Reconciliation

Afro-Latinidad as Self-Reconciliation

English + Español
For most Black people, February 27th is a fairly insignificant date, simply marking the second-to-last day of Black History Month here in the United States. For me, however, it wholly defines…

Book ReviewS

Modernity in Black and White

Modernity in Black and White

For years, one of my favorite pieces in the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) was the iconic Abaporu (1928), by Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral: a canvas…

La Güera Rodríguez

La Güera Rodríguez

By now, history has added a layer to the many ironies that Brandeis historian Silvia Arrom highlights in her spirited book about a controversial historical figure. The recent irony is…

Authoritarian Police in Democracy

Authoritarian Police in Democracy

This deeply researched book suggests to its reader a truly tragic paradox: the possibility that under certain conditions, democratic institutions and processes may undermine rather than strengthen the rule of law. Building on grounded…

DRCLAS Podcast: Faculty Voices

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